Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College at Cortland

  • CEO: Dr. Erik Bitterbaum, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Carol Van Der Karr
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1949
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2029-2030
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

Miller Administration Building Graham Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-0900

(607) 753-2201

www2.cortland.edu/home/

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 23, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2029-2030.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13045. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first post-baccalaureate certificate (Therapeutic Recreation) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • November 17, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13401 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second distance education programs in: (1) online M.S. in Sport Management and (2) online M.S.Ed. in Physical Education Leadership within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 28, 2012, regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2017.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Mohawk Valley Graduate Center, Donovan Hall, Room 1223, SUNY IT, Utica, NY 13504 to Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13401 and to include the new additional location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months. To note that this action is not retroactive. To remind the institution that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2017, document (1) further development of a comprehensive strategic planning process that links long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standard 2) and (2) further development of measurable learning goals at the program and course levels for all academic programs (Standard 14).
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Therapeutic Recreation
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Brauer Memorial Field Research Station
    560 Old Quarry Road
    Selkirk, NY 12158
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cortland Lanes
    391 Tompkins Street Ext.
    Cortland, NY 13045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greek Peak Mountain Resort
    2000 NYS Rt. 392
    Cortland, NY 13045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Outdoor Education Center
    540 Antlers Road Raquette Lake, NY
    Raquette Lake, NY 13436

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